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BWA logo

For 3 stars, I did the design a website logo assignment.  I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a logo for our agency, the Black Widow Agency. I made this logo very simply. I went on Powerpoint and put “BWA” in a textbox. I changed the font until I found one I liked. I then right clicked on the background of the slide and clicked “Format Background.”  Here I changed the background of the slide to a deep red color. I also found an image of a black widow spider from Google that I felt would go well in a logo. I added this image to the slide, slightly overlapping the letter “W” with it. I had tried to use the spider instead of the “W” or the “A” but it looked better having all 3 letter in addition to the spider. After this, I put the presentation in play mode and screenshotted the slide. While screenshotting it, I used the selective screen shot to make the logo wider than a normal powerpoint slight which I think gives effect to my design. Next, I uploaded it to flickr to post here:


BWA logo

Eden 10

To Do list is complete

  • 15 stars of video assignments:
    • A Day In the Life of Edie. (5 stars) Get a look into some of my everyday routine, and some not so everyday things…
    • PSA BWA (5 stars) in which I gave a public service announcement from the BWA to the community.
    • Conversation with Myself (5 stars) in which I shared a glimpse of my internal struggles.
  • the interview
  • changing over: I spent this week truly finding myself: Eden Waz, and learning who I am
  • organizing: the maNOIRpulators were accepted into BWA in WIDOW!!
  • 3 daily creates: found here :)
  • 10 comments some from Aubrey, some from Edie (we got a little mixed up) : onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten
  • from the extra credit show from monday, here is a glimpse at some of my tweets

A Conscience Fight

Here is a video depicting one of my internal struggles. It is a conversation with myself. I made this video by following this tutorial. It’s worth 5 stars. I hope you can understand why I have this struggle, and why I can’t stop what I’m doing.

This video is a verbalization of a internal conversation that Edie has with her self. It is her subconscious feeling badly about what she’s done but also her knowing why she had to do it.



Batman has problems with breakfast

For my 3 daily creates this week, I did breakfast selfie, 15 seconds batman, and made an inspirational poster with words I have said.

The breakfast selfie includes two chocolate chip eggo waffles as eyes, a pop-tart package nose, and a banana mouth. These are all framed by a frying pan face!

good morning

For 15 seconds batman, I actually did a couple attempts. I’m used to drawing lazily and my first two takes were just an outline of a head! So in my 4th 15-second interval, i finally got some sort of body for batman! (Tho, he is pretty scrawny…)


The inspirational quote was probably the hardest because I didn’t want to re-use any old quote that I had read before. I tried to get something a little more life-lesson ish. This way, it would be of a personal thing, and something I’ve said. I used this mountain and hill image to represent the different proportions of problems.


A Day In My Life

Here is a 5 star video for you all about a day in my life. I made it by taking pictures and videos of some of the things I did today. It started out pretty average, but then I had to cut it short to take care of some business..cleaning… Anyway, I made it by adding all these pictures and clips into iMovie and then adding the song “Rhapsody in Blue” to it. I wanted to make this video just so you could have an idea what my days can be like. Rather than explain it to you, I’ll let you watch it and find out! -Edie


return of the maNOIRpulators

My cousin, her friend, and I have been accepted into the agency! Can’t wait to be a part of the BWA in WIDOW!! Grandma would be so proud that we are following in her footsteps. Here is their announcement:


From the desk of Britta Hensley CEO and chairwoman of the BWA&WIDOW

Public Service Announcement: 

The Black Widow Agency would like to announce the return and official certification of the maNOIRpulators into the WIDOW Organization. As new members of the BWA in the WIDOW this women are expected to uphold the responsibilities set upon them. Most importantly, we require them help protect, serve, and aid any woman under threat of violence or wrongdoing. (This policy has been expanded upon to include children and anyone threatened inexcusably by the malice of another.) Congratulations Ladies. We are thrilled to have you join us!

Ms. Britta Hensley


My week 9 triumphs:

  • My Radio Show Final Reflection. In this post I review my thoughts on our radio show, the MaNOIRpulators. 
  • 2 daily creates Mondays- staircase to your dream, and Wednesdays- recycle junk mail
  • Radio Show Tweet Along and Blog. This week I listened to “Get A Clue.” It was a really good show and I loved how they used monologues.
  • Learning How to Read a Movie and Applying this in a Video Essay- this was one of the hardest things this week because I ran into some trouble downloading clips and getting them into my video. It was also hard to get/find the clips I wanted to use from the movie. I actually had to go with my second choice of scenes, which made me glad that I had actually made sure to select a few.
  • Made a Choice- hopefully the right one- to do 8 stars of assignments. I did 10
  • and set up a character category (proof below) and here is a link: Edie Waz
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  • comments


Ringing Again

For my video essay, I chose the movie “the postman always rings twice.” I chose this one because I had read the script for this story before and thought it would be nice be able to see what I had read come to life. Before watching it, I read Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie” and watched 4 of the videos on filmmaking. Those videos included:

The Top 20 cinematic techniques

Camera angles and technniques

Star Wars Continuity Mistakes

and Tarantino// from Below.

In order to make this video, I screenshotted some images from YouTube and Google and put them together in iMovie. I recorded myself in Audacity for one part and added that to iMovie. In another part, I did a voice-over straight into iMovie. I also used the 4kvideodownloader to download a video from YouTube of “the Postman Always Rings Twice” in order to add a clip from it into my video.

But, since this is a video essay, I don’t want to get too much into it, so I’ll let the video do the talking!



this video essay gave me a lot of trouble this week. I had a lot of problems trying to get the clips I wanted to use. I actually didn’t end up using my first choice because I could not get the clip. The next problem I had was getting the clips I downloaded into iMovie. I was finally able to get it all done, but its a little rougher than I intended.